Château La Gaffelière 2012

 Incl. VAT & DP1 Double-Magnum (3l)
At first, the taste of black fruits surprises in this vintage, with a fresher hint. The new plots of cabernet francs (20%) are probably the explanation. On the palate of château La Gaffeliere 2012, we find a nice knit, silky, really on velvelt. Ageing is still on, however, a wine with a great finesse is already born, with power as the best vintages of this first classified growth of Saint-Emilion.
Parker : 91+ / 100
J. Robinson : 16 / 20
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Very elegant kirsch liqueur-like notes mixed with licorice, spice and earth jump from the glass of this famous St.-Emilion, long-owned by the Malet Roquefort family. A blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc (14% alcohol), this has slightly more acidity and structure than some St.-Emilions. The limestone-dominated terroir comes through in the wine's striking and very powerful minerality. It is medium-bodied, elegant, tightly knit and probably in need of 2-4 years of bottle age. It should drink well for the following 15 years.
BordeauxSaint-Emilion
Alcohol
14

Dessert wine
No

Environment
Sustainable viticulture

J. Robinson
16

J. Suckling
92

R. Gabriel
17

Vinous - A. Galloni
92

Wine Spectator
89

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Grape varieties
Merlot/Cabernet Franc

Vineyard
Libournais

Area
Bordeaux

Appellation
Saint-Emilion

Color
Red

Producer
Château La Gaffelière

Classification
1er grand cru classé "B"

Parker
91+

Allergens
Contains sulphites